Jennifer Garner is an American actress who is best known for her roles in Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, 13 Going On 30, Juno, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Dallas Buyers Club, and the ABC spy series Alias, which ran from 2001 to 2006.
Garner — who was born in Houston, Texas, but raised West Virginia — attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Garner graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater performance for Dension University.
Her first leading role came in 1997 when she starred in the made-for-television movie Rose Hill. Her breakthrough role came in 2001 when she was cast in the lead role of Sydney Bristow in the J.J. Abrams ABC spy drama series Alias.
Following the success of Alias, Garner transitioned to film, starring in the romantic comedy 13 Going On 30 and the comic book action films Daredevil and Elektra. As her film career grew, Garner began starring in more dramatic roles in films such as Dallas Buyers Club, Draft Day, Miracles from Heaven, Love, Simon and more.
Garner was married to actor Ben Affleck, with whom she shares three children: two daughters and one son. After getting married in 2005, Affleck and Garner got divorced in2018.